Alaska’s Energy Desk: News Editor – Juneau

KTOO Public Media, Alaska Public Media and KUCB are jointly recruiting for experienced journalists for our new Alaska journalism collaboration, funded by a major grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The stations have put together a team of reporters, editors and producers to provide in-depth coverage of energy and environment issues in Alaska for statewide and national audiences. Topics will include resource development, energy in rural areas, the state budget, the Arctic, climate change and federal-state policy issues. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high-impact news capacity-building effort at a dynamic time in Alaska. This editor position, located in Juneau, will help lead a nine member team.

The Editor will work closely with the Managing Editor and the content team to:
1. Provide editorial supervision, guidance and assistance to a team of six reporters and one video producer.
2. Assist in overseeing web page content and establishing and implementing a social media strategy.
3. Research, produce and edit special enterprise reporting projects for broadcast and web.
4. Produce live engagement events on energy and environment topics.
5. Help reporters develop stories for national distribution.

Skills and Qualifications
1. Experience editing reporter stories for clarity, flow, accuracy and engaging content (R)
2. Knowledge of Alaska energy and environment issues (P)
3. Ability to help reporters present stories in multiple formats, including digital platforms, TV and radio (R)
4. Ability to work under pressure and on deadline (R)
5. Active on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms (R)
6. Ability to use data journalism to enhance regular coverage and special projects (P)
7. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field (P)

Anchorage-based Alaska Public Media operates APRN, the statewide news network, along with KSKA-FM and KAKM-TV. KTOO in Juneau operates the 360 North statewide public affairs channel and three public radio stations – KTOO, KRNN and KXLL. KUCB operates KUCB radio and TV in the remote community of Unalaska, on the Aleutian chain.

Deadline: Open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Salary: Depending on experience, plus competitive benefits including paid health insurance, retirement plan, paid leave and holidays.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest and your resume to KTOO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 7/6/2016